last year (and probably a year before that), but despite being a classic, the camel coat is something that has to be revisited every season. Our lives change and so do the figures and collections - naturally, the wardrobe has to reflect that somehow.
Perhaps, buying a new coat every year is not for everyone. I, certainly, believe that it's best to invest into something rather special than spend the hard-earned money on a piece of clothing that will only last you a year or two... But then, again, it's all relevant... Some may only be satisfied with the ultimate MaxMara luxury, while others will be just as happy wrapping into a Mango or Uniqlo.
As somebody who's experienced both, I can honestly say that the most important thing is to find a coat that makes you feel feel protected and beautiful. Something with a great fit and cut. Ideally, made from wool, cashmere or camel fabrics, and not acrylic or polyester (including the lining - definitely look for silk, cupro or viscose) . Something that gives you the most mind-melting feeling of cosiness and makes you close your eyes and smile.
Once you are ready to begging your search, remember to have fun shopping! It's not a military operation or chore. It's a search for your new best friend. In reality, we are spoilt for choice these days - the high street has so many gorgeous options that a girl can truly indulge without fear of going broke. The edit below is a great example of that, though there are some MaxMara's there, too - it would be unfair, disrespectful even, to forget about the classics...
Where to buy: 1. Wool-blend wrap coat, 2. Manuela camel coat, 3. Cashmere Kirkdale coat, 4. Two-tone camel trapeze coat, 5. Longline throw on coat 6. 3/4 length wrap camel coat, 7. Classic city coat, 8. Double-faced wool draped coat, 9. Double-breasted midi coat, 10. Wool-blend coat, 11. Classic wool-blend camel coat, 12. 50s style wool-blend coat
Photo source: Aymeline Valade wearing Mango camel coat in S Moda August 2014 (photography: Damon Baker, styling: Francesca Rinciari)